Q&As With Psychological Scientists

From music and taste research to psychotherapy and decision-making processes, APS Q&As offer you the opportunity to ask questions to experts in all areas of psychological science. Take a look at past Q&As below.

Q & A With Psychological Scientist Barry Schwartz

Barry Schwartz is the Dorwin Cartwright Professor of Social Theory and Social Action at Swarthmore College. His research investigates the decision-making processes that underlie our choices and examines how our choices make us feel. We invited our Facebook and Twitter followers to ask Schwartz questions about his research - here is what he had to say: ... More>


Q & A With Eli Finkel – The Science Behind Online Dating (Part 2)

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Eli Finkel, a social psychologist at Northwestern University, is one of five authors on a new study in Psychological Science in the Public Interest. The study, ‘Online Dating: A Critical Analysis from the Perspective of Psychological Science‘ is co-authored by Paul Eastwick of Texas A & M University, Benjamin Karney of UCLA, Harry Reis of the University of Rochester and Susan Sprecher of Illinois State University. We invited our Facebook and Twitter followers to submit their questions on love, relationships and online dating to Finkel. Here is the second part of his response. Check out Part 1 of the Q & A here! ... More>


Q & A With Eli Finkel – The Science Behind Online Dating (Part 1)

Eli Finkel, a social psychologist at Northwestern University, is one of five authors on a new study published in the February issue of Psychological Science in the Public Interest. The study, 'Online Dating: A Critical Analysis from the Perspective of Psychological Science' is co-authored by Paul Eastwick of Texas A & M University, Benjamin Karney of UCLA, Harry Reis of the University of Rochester and Susan Sprecher of Illinois State University. ... More>


Q & A With Psychological Scientist Wilhelm Hofmann

Wilhelm Hofmann is a psychological scientist at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. We invited our Facebook and Twitter followers to submit their questions to Hofmann on self-control and temptation. ... More>


Q & A With Psychological Scientist Daniel Levitin (Part 2)

We don't really know much about upbringing and genre-specific preferences, but we do know something about broader issues of tonality and musical syntax. There appears to be a critical period for acquiring musical syntax as there is for acquiring speech syntax. ... More>